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Icons 2022: Coopers & Lybrand’s Gordon Budke

The list of Spokane-based organizations Gordon Budke has been involved with over the decades contains many familiar names, including Momentum ’87, Leadership Spokane, the Spokane Area Economic Development Council, Eastern Washington University,...


Icons 2022: Clark Company’s Ed Clark

Driving around Spokane, Ed Clark says his mind is flooded with memories of the “tremendous number” of businesses and clients that he has worked with over his half-century long career as a “mad man.”...


Icons 2022: Bernardo|Wills’ Robert Wills

In a career that spanned close to 50 years, Robert Wills was never known for pompous presentations. Instead, the co-founder of Bernardo|Wills Architects PC won clients and colleagues over with a humble approach that conveyed layers of insight ...


Slingshot takes aim at career development

On a mission to help young people discover how their skills and interests can help decide which career to aim for, Spokane entrepreneur Tyler Lafferty has started Slingshot, a nonprofit professional training and coaching program....


Trades Night works to change construction-career narrative

Construction industry leaders are working to promote a career in the construction industry as equal to entering college, the military, or the general workforce, says Sarah Cottam, vice president of member services for the Spokane-based Inland Pacific...


McQuilkin leads Whitworth into post-COVID era

Scott McQuilkin, Whitworth University’s new president, is taking the helm of the university at a time when Whitworth is focusing on its health and science programs, and while enrollment is dropping at higher education institutions throughout the ...


Retirement home occupancy rates near pre-pandemic levels

Occupancy rates at some Spokane retirement complexes are keeping pace with national trends, which are steadily approaching pre-pandemic levels of occupancy, according to retirement home executives here....


Student loan debt can complicate retirement savings for older borrowers

While student loan debt continues to rise and impact borrowers of all ages, the debt growth has been highest among older borrowers, says a report by AARP Public Policy Institute....


Rockwood Lane’s resident demographics trend younger

Rockwood Lane Retirement Community residents have trended younger and more active in recent years, says Jason Finley, property manager and marketing representative....


Resimercial concept emerges as design trend

A commercial design concept that incorporates residential elements is emerging as a trend in workspaces as employers try to entice new and existing employees into the office, experts here say. Resimercial design aspects were beginning to crop up in...

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